6128 - Students With Fever

Avery County Board of Education promotes safe and healthy schools in order for all students to have an environment that is conducive to learning. Students who are ill cannot learn well and can spread the illness to other students.

An elevation of the body’s temperature to 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7C) or above is generally considered fever and a possible sign of illness although variations can occur. A parent/guardian should be contacted to take the student home under the following conditions:

  1. Temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher
  2. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher when accompanied by any other indicators of beginning illness, such as:
    • Known exposure to communicable illness
    • Extreme malaise
    • Headache
    • Nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain
    • Symptoms of upper respiratory infection

The student should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees), or signs of a fever without use of fever-reducing medications.

Adopted: 2008-08-04 Revised: 2009-10-12